The RCB skipper took to social media to apologise to the fans and said that he was 'deeply hurt' with the kind of cricket that his team played throughout the course of the eleventh edition of the cash-rich league.
Kohli posted a video on social media and his post read: "I really believe in the concept of, "you either win or you learn". We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learning from this season.Take care."
I really believe in the concept of, "you either win or you learn". We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learnings from this season.— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 24, 2018
Take care. @RCBTweets #RCB #IPL2018 pic.twitter.com/b0QM9chRAN
"We could not pull our way and we are not very proud of how the season went for us. I'm deeply hurt by how we played... deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations of the fans," Kohli said in the video.
"Having said that, it is all a part of life and you cannot always get what you want. It's upto the players to understand what to do about this the next season, really want to turn things around next season. Next year, we will be putting in more effort," the RCB skipper added.
Kohli is currently sixth in this year's list of top IPL scorers after amassing 548 runs at an average of 54.80 in 14 matches. De Villiers stands ninth in the same list with 480 runs at an average of 53.33. And apart from these two, RCB failed to find match-winners throughout the course of the season and wasn't able to seal a place in the last four.